Sr. Financial Analyst - Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Global Controllership ensures the integrity and accuracy of the consolidated Visa Inc. financial statements and local statutory financial statements around the world.  We aim to do so by partnering and collaborating with the business and other Finance functions, providing excellent customer service, while also strengthening Visa’s global financial control environment through effective operating policies, procedures and controls. We provide support to Visa’s business operations in a broad range of functional areas including revenue and client incentive operations, financial close, technical accounting and SEC reporting, tax, and internal controls.  Global Controllership is driven by its four core values. Our four core values are: 1) Excellence in Execution; 2) Constant Enhancement; 3) Ownership; and, 4) Balance.  The team of 300+ is largely represented in Foster City with local Controllership teams spread across multiple geographies, helping to drive greater control through cross-training and staff development, as well as greater efficiency through leveraging economies of scale.

Visa is fueling its phenomenal growth with a focus on building a world class Finance team.  We are seeking a motivated candidate for a Senior Financial Analyst (SFA) position on the Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting team to drive the constant enhancement in Visa’s finance function, processes, systems, and value creation to support and enable continued exemplary financial performance and operations.

This role includes participation in various planning, drafting and other activities that facilitate the efficient completion of the Company’s SEC regulatory filings. This role will report to the Senior Director of SEC Reporting, and interacts regularly with external auditors, Legal and Investor Relations, with routine exposure to the Global Corporate Controller, Assistant Controller, and Geography Controllers.  The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations, the ability to implement processes to improve operational efficiency, work with cross-functional teams, and perform disclosure analysis related to accounting issues, all with a strong sense of ownership and urgency.  

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:

    • 4 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD degree

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience, including Big 4 public accounting   experience and SEC reporting experience with a large publicly-traded company
    • Strong technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting and SEC reporting requirements
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and strategic-thinking skills with a forward-looking focus
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a team environment working with others
    • Proficient with Oracle or similar enterprise accounting system
    • Proficient in utilizing Excel to efficiently analyze data
    • Capable of handling multiple tasks, possess good organizational and analytical skills, able to work independently, and be flexible.
    • Excellent time-management skills with experience in working toward tight deadlines
    • Familiarity with SOX 404 and internal control over financial reporting
    • Experience with Workiva (formerly Webfilings) and XBRL
    • Demonstrated professional commitment, initiative, accountability and ownership of assignments
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adept at handling change
    • Ability to effectively facilitate and present in group meetings

    Success in this role will be measured by exhibited work product and demonstrated competencies: 

    • Thorough understanding of the SEC Reporting process and timeline
    • Proficiency in assigned areas including the accounting treatment of underlying transactions
    • Demonstrated time-management skills in order to meet quarterly reporting deadlines
    • Completion of assignments with accuracy and attention to detail
    • Proficiency in analytical skills demonstrating an understanding of how transactions impact the financial statements, and the relationship between financial statements
    • Established working relationships with key stakeholders
    • Partnering with the Technical Accounting team to perform accounting and disclosure assessments
    • Proven self-initiated problem solving skills
    • Forward-looking identification of potential issues and disclosure impacts when working with stakeholders
    • Welcomes challenging/complex projects and demonstrates an ability for working "smarter not harder" by making continuous improvement to the efficiency of processes he/she contributes to.

    Additional Information

    Essential Functions:

    • Preparing financial statements,  footnotes, and other sections of quarterly filings
    • Participating in the planning for the quarterly drafting and review cycle; leading quarterly meetings with senior management from global functions and geographies;
    • Understanding  and facilitating g the flow of information and supporting documentation(s) from various parts of the company to ensure accurate and timely reporting;
    • Collaborating with departments and managers regarding the reporting processes and information required for proper and timely disclosures;
    • Maintaining an awareness of Company products, services and the related regulatory environment to effectively comply with all regulatory reporting requirements and disclosures
    • Developing an in-depth understanding and analysis of significant transactions to assess their impact for SEC disclosure purposes. 
    • Additionally, this role partners closely with the Technical Accounting side of the team, occasionally participating in technical accounting analysis of significant or unusual transactions, or recently issued accounting standards updates. 

    Success in this role will be measured by exhibited work product and demonstrated competencies: 

    • Thorough understanding of the SEC Reporting process and timeline
    • Proficiency in assigned areas including the accounting treatment of underlying transactions
    • Demonstrated time-management skills in order to meet quarterly reporting deadlines
    • Completion of assignments with accuracy and attention to detail
    • Proficiency in analytical skills demonstrating an understanding of how transactions impact the financial statements, and the relationship between financial statements
    • Established working relationships with key stakeholders
    • Partnering with the Technical Accounting team to perform accounting and disclosure assessments
    • Proven self-initiated problem solving skills
    • Forward-looking identification of potential issues and disclosure impacts when working with stakeholders
    • Welcomes challenging/complex projects and demonstrates an ability for working "smarter not harder" by making continuous improvement to the efficiency of processes he/she contributes to.

    Work Hours:

    • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours

    Travel Requirements:

    • This position requires no travel

    Mental/Physical Requirements:

    • This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds

    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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